Raffle Mania: Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center Only a Few More Days

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One of the best things about having grandchildren is counting the ways you can spoil them and still benefit the community. That’s why I need to get myself over to NorthPark Mall to browse the 21st Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses. I’d better run: the 17-day event ends on Sunday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. when winning tickets will be drawn.

This annual event and raffle serves as a fundraiser for Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocates, a terrific organization of volunteers who act as a voice for abused or neglected children in court. Generous architects, builders, organizations, corporations and individuals design, build and donate extraordinary children’s playhouses to raise funds so that Dallas CASA can provide more volunteer advocates to those children have safe, permanent homes where they can thrive.

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On July 31, 15 lucky raffle winners will score one of the precious mini homes designed and donated by local those generous orgs.

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As always, the playhouse standouts include some of the most creative playhouses ever conceived: a house with a sloped climbing wall, a yellow cheese-shaped abode with holey windows, and a Steampunk-inspired tin playhouse, and even a butterfly house.  I fancy the safari-inspired yurt and Craftsman-style playhouse with its copper roof.

Tickets are ONLY $5 and can be purchased at NorthPark or at dallascasa.org. All proceeds from sponsorships and raffle ticket sales benefit the abused children served by Dallas CASA.

What you don’t have to leave the air conditioned comfort of your home to buy ticket?

Click here to view and purchase raffle tickets for the 2016 playhouses.

Winners do not have to be present at NorthPark Center to win, but they must be accessible by phone.  Piece of cake.

YOU CAN ALSO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PLAYHOUSE BY TEXTING dallascasa to 41444. Each vote costs $5. Votes are not entered into the raffle drawing…but raffle tickets sure are!

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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